Uncle John's Band, Deep Elem Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Big Railroad Blues, Dark Hollow, Ripple, To Lay Me Down, Truckin', Rosalie McFall, Cumberland Blues, New Speedway Boogie, Brokedown Palace
Casey Jones, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Candyman, Sitting On Top Of The World, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', Big Boy Pete, Me & My Uncle, Easy Wind, Sugar Magnolia, Attics Of My Life, Mama Tried, Not Fade Away-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)-> We Bid You Good Night
First set acoustic with David Grisman and David Nelson on mandolin Other artist(s) on bill: NRPS
April 2, 2021 Subject:
Fillmore East 70'
1970 acoustic/electric Dead = 5 gold stars
September 21, 2020 Subject:
To Lay Me Down
Long time head and I didn’t even know Garcia played the piano. Crazy
March 18, 2020 Subject:
To Lay Me Down piano?
Who could that be? Sounds like Garcia to me. Listen, there's no Garcia guitar on this track, there's a bit of organ which must be Pig, and TC was long gone by this time. You can hear Weir doing his thing here and there, and there is another twangy guitar, definitely not Garcia, maybe David Nelson. Finally, that piano sounds just like the piano on the album version, that Garcia plays.
September 20, 2018 Subject:
Note: - "To Lay Me Down" will bring a tear to your eye
I found this note accurate enough to leave a review. This has been one of my favorite performances ever since I got a hissy copy of this tape lo those many years ago. The playing is superb, and the Cumberland and New Speedway are epic.
However, I digress. This version, from 9/20/70 is simply stunning, and Jerome's solemn, longing treatment of the song, and TC's soft and mournful piano playing provide the elements making this version simple perfection. Pigpen's organ playing sometimes competes with TC's playing in other shows, but in this case, the complementary nature of his and TC's playing cannot be understated. In short,
I was fortunate enough to see the last GD performance of "To Lay Me Down" at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN, on 6/28/92, which still stands as one of my personal favorite shows. That said, this 1970 version is just incredible. David Nelson and David Grisman provide some tremendous, and impeccably subtle, fills to firmly establish this version as the one that matters most.